A reliable and comfortable mobility scooter from TGA may help with many of the symptoms associated with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). MS is unpredictable and the severity of this condition varies greatly, however problems associated with mobility and balance are common. Walking can be difficult due to leg weakness and in addition to extreme tiredness, Vertigo can also cause people to be housebound. However with an electric scooter such as a TGA Vita or Eclipse, people living with MS can enjoy greater independence outdoors.
If you have MS, driving a mobility scooter with suspension is a big plus. This allows you to remain steady and stable when driving over uneven ground and helps avoid unnecessary jolts to your body. The Vita Lite, Vita Midi, Vita 4, Vita Sport and Vita X all include a revolutionary single rear shock absorber developed from the motorcycle industry. Combined with double wishbone suspension on both front wheels, bumps are smoothed out when travelling along the pavement – enhanced by air-filled pneumatic tyres on larger Vita models. Plus with TGA’s revolutionary puncture sealant injected in each wheel, the worry of being marooned with a flat tyre is reduced.
The bigger 8mph Vita 4, Vita Sport and Vita X scooters have extra legroom with spacious floor wells so people with Ataxia, muscle contractions and spasms have the space to stretch our their legs during a journey. These models also include orthopaedic racing style bucket seats that offer all round support whilst a headrest provides ultimate comfort. As the seat sides are raised you benefit from a ‘cocooning effect’ that improves posture and helps you sit upright even if muscle weakness is an issue. The back and armrests are fully adjustable so a personalised driving position can be achieved and access on and off is no problem as the seat can be swiveled 90 degrees to either side.
If you have reduced strength then a 3-wheel mobility scooter such as a TGA Breeze S3 or TGA Breeze 3 Midi maybe better…read more
The Mobility Roadshow incorporating Get Going Live! (Silverstone Circuit, Northants 26-28th May), is delighted to announce that the popular Daily Mirror newspaper is to be the 2016 event media partner.
This beneficial relationship will allow the 2016 Mobility Roadshow to generate high levels of pre-event awareness in the national press and online. With substantial editorial and advertising in The Daily Mirror, a wider range of people with limited mobility will discover the unique benefits of visiting this national exhibition. The Mobility Roadshow provides an unmatched, free opportunity to test drive and compare the widest range of wheelchair-accessible and adapted vehicles around the historic British Grand Prix Circuit. The Get Going Live! feature focuses on the needs of young and novice drivers with disabilities whilst the Silverstone Wing will host a comprehensive showcase of the latest solutions for independent mobility.
As event media partner, The Daily Mirror’s audience numbers and demographics will provide an outstanding outlet for Mobility Roadshow news. The Mirror has a current print circulation of over 870,000 with 66.5M monthly unique browsers visiting its website. The newspaper is also popular on Social Media with approximately 1.9M Facebook “Likes” and 600,000+ Twitter followers.
The Mobility Networks Group, a global leader in products for vehicle accessibility, has appointed a new Product Manager to enhance its worldwide service – Steve Fletcher.
Led by renowned entrepreneur and CEO Mike Simmonds, Mobility Networks provides a comprehensive range of solutions to the accessible PCV and WAV sectors including powered wheelchair lifts, ramps, escape hatches, assistive driving solutions and more. Originally from Luton, Steve Fletcher, 46, is a highly experience vehicle lift design engineer who entered the industry as an apprentice. Over 25 years, he progressed in seniority and became an influential figure at Ratcliff Palfinger. His previous role at Ratcliff Palfinger involved responsibility for managing R&D, driving product innovation and supporting the sales team with technical expertise. Now a key member of Mobility Networks, Steve will be continuing in a similar role with a focus on delivering global customer satisfaction and ensuring product performance is of the utmost calibre.
Steve commented: “Joining Mobility Networks is a proud moment in my career. This specialist business continues to expand at a significant rate across the world through its outstanding portfolio of vehicle access products. I believe my technical knowledge and belief in precision engineering will add value to the Mobility Networks’ service and hence offer customers greater results. This is an exciting time for Mobility Networks and its customers as more innovative access solutions are planned for launch in 2016.”
Steve’s remit will be diverse within Mobility Networks including product safety and legislative conformity, R&D and customer technical support. Mike Simmonds, Mobility Networks CEO added: “Bearing in mind his proven engineering expertise, Steve was the ideal candidate to join Mobility Networks. He will be working closely with all our manufacturers across the world, including PLS (Passenger Lift Services) here in the UK, to ensure we remain at the forefront of innovation.”
TGA Mobility Scooters: A new fleet of service and delivery vehicles
TGA is delighted to have added new and extra vehicles to its delivery fleet so that mobility scooter customers can be serviced even faster in 2016. TGA Mobility has the ability to deliver high quality scooters nationwide by a team of friendly drivers who take great pride in providing a professional service. They are all highly experienced and knowledgeable so that each customer receives comprehensive training and guidance on receipt of a new scooter. Each TGA delivery driver or engineer is ready to spend time with each customer so they feel familiar with their new scooter.
Our delivery service has a 95% customer satisfaction rating and every driver will not leave a new customer until they are feeling totally happy and confident with their new product. This level of service has just earned us the BHTA (British Healthcare Trades Association) Customer Service Team … for the second time since 2011.
From a servicing and maintenance point of view, the impressive TGA fleet of delivery vehicles is able to respond quickly if a customer’s scooter is in need of collection. Loan mobility scooters are also readily available so an end user’s independence is not compromised whilst their TGA scooter is away for servicing or repair. TGA and its enhanced mobility scooter delivery fleet – ready to serve you even better.
Wheelchair-user Steve Tarrant, 55 from King’s Stag in Dorset, has achieved an international marshalling award for his 30-years of endurance motorsport officiating – made possible by ownership of an ‘orange racing style’ TGA Vita mobility scooter.
Steve was involved in a highly publicised accident in 2000 when an F1 racing car collided with him at over 100mph whilst he was marshalling on the finish line at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Steve lost a leg and suffered multiple injuries however he managed to miraculously pull through this terrible accident and has since continued to marshal internationally at events such as the Le Mans 24 Hours. In addition to his motorsport commitments, Steve has been a medal bearer at the Olympics and Paralympics and received a Big Society Award from David Cameron. He owns a TGA Vita 4 to remain mobile at various motorsport events and has attempted two world records on a Breeze mobility scooter with the support of TGA.
The Mobility Roadshow incorporating Get Going Live! is delighted to announce that its 2016 event will be held from 26-28th May at the Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire.
Organised by charity Mobility Choice, the free-to-attend Mobility Roadshow is Europe’s leading consumer-focussed event for people of any age living with restricted mobility. Since 1983, this premier international show has delivered opportunity and choice to disabled and older people with mobility needs. Get Going Live! is a test-drive feature that focuses on young and novice disabled drivers and opens up a new world of driving opportunities for future generations.
The 2016 event will take place for the first time at Silverstone, home to The British Grand Prix and at the heart of international motor sport. A remarkable experience awaits in a location full of British motor racing heritage: UK and international visitors will have the unique opportunity to test drive adapted and wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAVS) around the iconic Silverstone circuit. In addition there will be the chance to see and compare a wide range of products for independent living such as wheelchairs, scooters, trikes, hoists, and ramps as well as access to information and expert advice.